Archive for October, 2006
Once again, we're invoking the late Robert Haber to sell something. Hey, if it ain't broke, why pay for repairs. See you friday!
Rose Tattoo bassist Ian Rilen passed away yesterday at the age of 58.
In addition to being the co-author of Tattoo's "Bad Boy For Love", Rilen was a founding member alongside guitarist Steve Lucas and drummer Cathy Green, of the Sydney trio, X, whose first two albums, 'Aspirations' (1979) and 'At Home With You' (1981) are as propulsive, jagged and wildly original as any punk recordings from that era.
Tonight, on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien", scheduled guests include Charles Barkley and Cat Power.
Chan and the MRB are hitting Rockefeller Plaza after blowing minds at Las Vegas' Vegoose Festival. The Round Mound Of Rebound is also no stranger to Vegas, nor is he unfamiliar with a provocative performance every now and then.
If the young people of Baltimore didn't have enough troubles already, Chavez' December 2 show at Ottobar has been cancelled. That said, we're happy to announce that along with the Dec. 16 show at Brooklyn's Warsaw (supported by Endless Boogie), Chavez will be playing Slim's in San Francisco on December 30th.
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is performing a concert at his alma mater, Longmeadow High School, to benefit the creative arts department there. Tickets to the show, Nov. 4 at 7:30, are $100 (includes a meet-and-greet with Lewis) and $60 and are on sale now in the school office.
Lewis, while possessing all the talent and charisma of a cardboard box, is clearly a benevolent sort. And based on his body of work, I think we can all agree that Longmeadow's creative arts deparment is sorely in need of help. With that in mind, let's consider the ticket prices ; $100 to witness a solo performance by Lewis is quite reasonable (compared to say, a $600 toilet seat), so why not up the ante a bit? $100 to enter, another $200 to leave early. $1500 for Lewis' frontal lobe. Either you're serious about helping the kids or you're not.
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I have much love for Espers, but since when did a $600 mahogany Martin getting dinged up on a flight make the muster for a longish Pitchfork news item. C'mon, this ain't akin to a van full of gear getting stolen nor is it a couple of mild-mannered indie rocker kids getting beat up by Houston's finest. I mean, if you're going to give some ink to La Familia Espers, why not talk about Meg Baird's freshly-minted solo album. Warning: It's okay to delete your copy of Pink Moon on the Nano to make room for this one. Don't sweat it, it's a worthy replacer.
Meg Baird: "Waltze of the Tennis Player" (mp3 deeplink thanks to Philebrity.com)
From Billboard.com :
Elvis Presley has ceded his crown to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain (above, middle) on Forbes.com's list as the top-earning dead celebrity. The list, published yesterday (Oct. 24), said Cobain earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006. Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with $42 million, down from last year's $45 million.Forbes.com bases its dollar amounts on licensing deals for using the deceased celebrities' work or image in advertising or elsewhere. This was Cobain's first time on the list in its six years of publication. Presley has ruled the roost since its inception, said Forbes.com staff writer Lacey Rose.
Cobain's coup was thanks to his widow, actress and singer Courtney Love, who sold a 25% stake in the Nirvana's song catalog to New York music publishing company PrimeWave.
Ranked after Presley is "Peanuts" cartoon strip creator Charles Schulz at $35 million. Rounding out the top five were the Beatles' John Lennon at $24 million and groundbreaking physicist Albert Einstein at $20 million, whose estate profited from such licensing deals as the popular "Baby Einstein" educational videos.
No disrespect to the 1921 winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, but if Tupac's estate isn't beating Einstein, someone is screwing up royally.